Africa: Investing to End HIV, TB and Malaria As Epidemics
[Global Fund] Tokyo -The Global Fund is convening a major international meeting this week to address the challenge of funding programs to accelerate the end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics, and to build stronger systems for health that lead to universal health coverage.
[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe.
[Global Fund] Lyon, France -In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years - the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund. The funds will help save 16 million lives and end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...
[Vanguard] The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria.
[African Union] The African Union and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on Wednesday jointly organised a satellite symposium on domestic health financing. Despite significant progress in responding to the AIDS epidemic Africa confronts the world's most acute public health threats that remain largely underfunded. After decades of underinvestment the continent need sustained investments in health in a context where international support has levelled due to many competing global priorities.
[Nation] Kenya has announced it will donate $5 million (Sh500 million) to the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria as other international donors pledged over $12.9 billion for the next three years to help end the epidemics.
[Global Fund] Geneva -African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
[Global Fund] Cotonou, Benin -The government of Benin announced a US$2 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signaling global commitment towards ending epidemics that affect people all over the world.
[Global Fund] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a major commitment toward ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics when he recently announced that Canada will host donors at a Replenishment conference for the Global Fund in Montréal on 16 September 2016. Major support from Canada and other partners will empower implementation of an ambitious new strategy by the Global Fund to accelerate the end of these preventable diseases by 2030.